Facebook announces new data center for DeKalb County

DEKALB – Facebook announced on Tuesday that they will be building a 907,000 square foot facility south of the city of DeKalb to house the company’s 12th data center. They say the complex will use 100% renewable energy, will use 80% less water than the average data center, and, once completed, will be LEED Gold certified. The site will employ an estimated 1,200 workers during construction.
“Today, we’re proud to celebrate that DeKalb will be Facebook’s newest home,” said Jerry Smith, Mayor of DeKalb. “It’s a boon to our community, and once online, this data center will be part of a network that connects people all over the world. We hope that the ripple effect of Facebook’s decision will be a catalyst for more companies to see all that DeKalb and this region have to offer.”
The facility when complete will employ about 100 workers.